I wanted to thank everyone so much for their encouraging comments and e-mails yesterday. Sometimes it is so easy to feel discouraged when life doesn't go just how it is supposed to, but remembering that I do have some control over the situation has been very helpful.
Yesterday afternoon, I took a quick break from working and took a little walk. I took deep breaths, enjoyed the beautiful scenery, said a quick prayer, and decided to make a plan. I am going to go back to school next week, and I am going to graduate. Maybe I don't get to take a full course load, but I am taking the "most important classes," because that's what I can afford with only a week's notice.
I'm determined more than ever to finish. This little "set back" is actually a blessing in disguise I think, for a few reasons.
1. Because I now have to pay for school without any help, I will not have student loans dangling over my head, waiting to be paid when I'm "older."
2. Graduating really scares me. I am still not entirely sure what I want to do, although I have a good idea. Graduating means making a decision, sticking to it, and ultimately being a grown up!
I am sticking to my "resolution" about changing my attitude, and not letting this devastator become a motivator. Take that!